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Libyan No-Fly Zone (2011)

Helping the cause in their Syrian homeland

Helping the cause in their Syrian homeland

After months of watching the uprising in Syria, spreading support through social media and raising money to offset the suffering, Dr. Hassan Masri thought he understood the devastation that that revolution has brought to his parents' homeland. But during two weeks in Syria treating the sick and wounded — and seeing men succumb to heart attacks for want of medicine, women and girls laboring to conceal their having been raped, children who had frozen to death — the Baltimore physician developed a new level of commitment to the revolt against President Bashar Assad. "Now it's not Syrians that you feel that you need to help," said Masri, who is planning...